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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has repeated answers.
Nancy McCarthy has 47 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,376
Across
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Ivy league team : YALE
5
Brilliance : ECLAT
10
To which "all roads lead" : ROME
14
Lamb's pen name : ELIA
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Something to take up : SLACK
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Gallic brainstorm : IDEE
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Dregs : LEES
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Clash in Texas: Jan. 1 : COTTONBOWL
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Military command : LEFTFACE
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Confederate general : EARLY
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Labor : WORK
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Like certain cats : COOL
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Oscar-winner Meryl : STREEP
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Candlemaker : CHANDLER
33
Erstwhile "Voice of the Opera" : CROSS
34
Specks : WHITS
35
See 1 Across : ELI
36
Family member : AUNT
37
Electrified particle : ION
38
Marsh bird : RAIL
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Cornell's Big ___ team : RED
40
Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
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Short story : CONTE
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More austere : FROSTIER
45
In a huddle : MASSED
46
Female deer : HIND
47
" ... he shall ___ again": Matt. 20:19 : RISE
48
Bobwhite : COLIN
51
Postseason game for dirty players? : WASHBOWL
55
Florida fracas: Jan. 1 : ORANGEBOWL
58
A woodwind : OBOE
59
Labyrinth : MAZE
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Asian country : KOREA
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"The Way We ___" : WERE
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River in Germany : ODER
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Vestibule : ENTRY
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Lixiviums : LYES
Down
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College cheer : YELL
2
Command at sea : ALEE
3
Willingly : LIEF
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Shrine Bowl opponents: Jan. 10 : EASTWEST
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Part of a rampart : ESCARP
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Scoreboard fixture : CLOCK
7
Recent : LATE
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Performance : ACT
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Boxing result : TKO
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Vulgarly jocular : RIBALD
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Reputation : ODOR
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Cry like a baby : MEWL
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Slithery : EELY
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Ad lights : NEONS
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The other side : FOES
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"Slow Boat" destination : CHINA
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Muffler : SCARF
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More faithful : TRUER
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Musical composition : RONDO
29
Singing group : CHOIR
30
Relies (on) : LEANS
31
Top-drawer : ELITE
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Het up : RILED
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Rubbed clean : WIPED
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California showdown: Jan. 1 : ROSEBOWL
40
Smart : STING
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___ Gev, Israeli settlement : EIN
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Ready money : CASH
44
Silvery freshwater fish : SHINER
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Lose : MISLAY
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Bleaker : RAWER
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Lake or Perry : COMO
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Take life easy : LAZE
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Potherb : WORT
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Comply : OBEY
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Lasted : WORE
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Prominent Virginia family : LEES
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Supplement, with "out" : EKE
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Double this for a confection : BON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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